Russia, the largest country in the world – spawning two continents – offers visitors an extraordinary experience unlike anywhere else. If the exceptional landscapes have inspired poets and authors for centuries, it’s the labriynth of diverse cultures and world-famous cities that will surprise and delight today. And Moscow is its beating heart.
Whatever your conceptions of Russia are- forget them… you are going to be very pleasantly surprised by warmth of the locals, its modern infrastructure and its cultural diversity.
Central region I Founded: 1147 I Population: 11,551,930
Founded in the 12th century, Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and one of the most renowned and fascinating cities in the world. It is a dynamic 21st century metropolis showcasing some of the world’s best shopping, nightlife, restaurants and culture.
With a famous statue, landmark, street, vista or building on almost every corner, it’s no surprise Moscow welcomes over four million tourists each year.
Home to over 130 nationalities and 11 million residents, Moscow is served by three international airports and the world’s second busiest underground system.
The city is blessed with beautiful architecture and such renowned cultural landmarks as the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kremlin, the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow is also home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Kremlin and Red Square. The colourful St Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square is the symbol of both Moscow and Russia.
It is also home to two World Cup Stadiums, and is hosting the Opening Match and the Final. Moscow will be the beating heart of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia